Career Opportunities at Big Rivers

Nondiscrimination Statement

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Electrification Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of this organization’s programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization’s nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Lisa Garrett, Director Human Resources. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Electrification Administration, Washington, D.C. 20250, and the Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.


JOB #IRC8433

Candidate will evaluate and monitor performance of strategies and transactions within Big Rivers’ Energy Services Portfolio. Responsible for short-term forecasting of Big Rivers’ system and customer load. Provide analytic support to understand MISO and SPP Market transaction implications for Big Rivers and its Members. Creatively and systematically search for improvements as well as software and system enhancements.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, statistics, mathematics, or the equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience equal to 5 years. Strong quantitative, problem solving, and communication skills; ability to work effectively with others in a team environment; demonstrated ability in handling multiple projects; proficient in Microsoft Office applications; and ability to learn and adapt to multiple computer software programs, statistical predictive software, and data transfer interfaces.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & number. Deadline to apply is 12/10/23. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.


JOB #IRC8453

This position will climb transmission wood and steel poles and steel towers. Operate service trucks, cranes, digger derricks, and bucket trucks. Operate chainsaws, drills and other power tools. Manually dig with a shovel. Apply wood preservative chemicals. Operate mobile computers for mapping system and facilities maintenance. Qualifications include three years overhead lineman experience, Class A commercial driver’s license with clean driving record, certified in glove and hot stick work on energized lines. Ability to lift/carry 75 pounds, perform heavy physical work and walk long distances over rough terrain. Have basic electrical training and ability to read blueprints and instruction manuals. Work outside in inclement weather day or night. Work overtime as required and report for emergency call in work anytime.

Minimum 3 years of related experience and a minimum of 620 hours (6 months) of industrial electricity education from a state approved industrial vocational school or a recognized accredited technical school. In addition, an employee must already have or receive a CDL license and State of Kentucky Pesticide applicators license within 6 months of accepting the job as Lineman. Travel within service area, out of town overnight, and overtime work is required. Reside within 35 miles of the workplace within 12 months. Prefer graduate of lineman training from accredited program.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & job number. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.


Substation Engineer
JOB #IRC8393

Works on all tasks involved in substation design and construction projects including: prepare & review specifications & drawings, make economic & technical evaluations, update project schedules & provide progress reports, assist operations with technical support, and perform construction management and inspections during capital construction projects. Engineer must use formal engineering training and practical applications in an electrical power substation environment and be familiar with the overall power system, its components, and operation.

The substation engineering role will also be responsible for development and support of protection and control related tasks including: development of electrical schematics, protective relay settings development and coordination, fault study analysis, support field-testing and commissioning, and provides NERC/SERC compliance support related to transmission system protection (PRC standards). Substation Engineer will be required to review substation physical design plans, grounding and shielding designs, provide or review bill of materials necessary for capital construction procurement, and support capital budgeting for assigned projects.

The engineer will also support communications related task required at substation locations including: microwave radio, SCADA, RTU communications, and transmission line communications based relaying schemes.

Qualifications include B.S. degree in Engineering with electrical emphasis. Completed Fundamentals in Engineering exam (EIT certificate) or Professional Engineer license is preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products and AutoCAD. Candidate should be familiar with design codes and standards such as NESC, IEEE, RUS, OSHA ANSI, & other applicable industry standards for substation designs.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & number. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.